Employees relive terrifying moments when cousin was shot during robbery at Dinwiddie County gas station

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DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Family members of Chauncy Jones, who was shot Sunday night at a Quick Mart gas station in McKenney, are speaking out about the armed robbery that landed Jones in the ICU.

“Two guys just came in and one of them put a gun right to his face and said ‘give it up, give everything up,” Jones’ cousin, Shelby, whose last name is being kept concealed, explained as she describes the terrifying moments that led up to Jones being shot. “We were putting our hands up. We were like OK, we were trying to cooperate, and then he just started shooting.”

ec371177a1f045ef8a76be5fc48b1529Shelby says she was finishing up work with her daughter, Shakalan Trisvan, at the Quick Mart on Boydton Plank Road. Trisvan says she was vacuuming when two men with bandanas busted through the door and started shooting.

“My momma told me to run, so I ran to the back of the store and seconds later I heard five gunshots back-to-back like pow, pow, pow, pow, pow,” she said.

Terrified that her mother had also been shot, Trisvan jumped on a freezer in the back of the store in attempt to stay out of sight. She opened the back door to call for help, but saw the two men run across to the BP across the street.

Meanwhile, Jones laid on the floor, clinging to life after being shot in the back and both legs.

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“I was just afraid for my life,” Shelby added. “I was preparing myself actually to be shot because, I thought, if he shot him, he’s going to shoot me, but he didn’t, thank God.”

“I was just afraid for my life. I was preparing myself actually to be shot because, I thought, if he shot him, he’s going to shoot me, but he didn’t, thank God.”

The owner of the Quick Mart says he hasn’t had any trouble in the 13 years that his shop has been there.

Frequent shoppers like Robert Harris are also  left baffled.”I was just at a loss for words because you know, I’m thinking like, who would want to rob the Quick Mart. Everybody from around here comes here, you know. Nobody ever

d5459a20c4a34b3ba3d7c530f7bd9ee6“I was just at a loss for words because, you know, I’m thinking like, who would want to rob the Quick Mart? Everybody from around here comes here, you know. Nobody ever causes no trouble and I just don’t get it. I don’t get it at all.”

Jones is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at VCU Medical Center. Shelby says he has been placed under a medically induced coma.The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the suspects.

The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the suspects and is encouraging anyone with information to contact Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office or Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers.

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